Audrey Hepburn Quotes

This page is a collection of inspiring Audrey Hepburn Quotes.

Born in Belgium as Audrey Kathleen Ruston. She became one of the most successful film actresses in the world. During her later years, she dedicated much of her time and energy to UNICEF. She became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Enjoy this page of inspirational Audrey Hepburn quotes and allow her elegance, wisdom, and charm to inspire you.

Pick the day. Enjoy it to the hilt.
The day as it comes. People as they come...
The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present,
and I don't want to spoil any of it
by fretting about the future.

People, even more than things,
have to be restored, renewed,
revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;
never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm...
As you grow older you will discover
that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself,
the other for helping others.

A quality education has the power
to transform societies in a single generation,
provide children with the protection they need
from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease,
and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence
to reach their full potential.

How shall I sum up my life?
I think I've been particularly lucky.
Does that have something to do with faith also?
I know my mother always used to say,
'Good things aren't supposed to just fall in your lap.
God is very generous, but he expects you to do your part first.
So you have to make that effort.
But at the end of a bad time or a huge effort,
I've always had, how shall I say it?
The prize at the end.
My whole life shows that.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

I decided, very early on,
just to accept life unconditionally;
I never expected it to do anything special for me,
yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped.
Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.

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I heard a definition once:
Happiness is health and a short memory!
I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.

I love people who make me laugh.
I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh.
It cures a multitude of ills.
It's probably the most important thing in a person.

I never think of myself as an icon.
What is in other people's minds is not in my mind.
I just do my thing.

I probably hold the distinction
of being one movie star who,
by all laws of logic,
should never have made it.
At each stage of my career,
I lacked the experience.

I may not always be offered work,
but I'll always have my family.

For beautiful eyes,
look for the good in others;
for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

I was asked to act when I couldn't act.
I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing,
and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance,
and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for.
Then I tried like mad to cope with it.

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My look is attainable.
Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair,
buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.

If I get married, I want to be very married.

If my world were to cave in tomorrow,
I would look back on all the pleasures,
excitements and worthwhilenesses
I have been lucky enough to have had.
Not the sadness, not my miscarriages
or my father leaving home,
but the joy of everything else.
It will have been enough.

In Holland and Belgium, and afterwards in England,
my happiest moments were in the country.
I've always had a passion for the outdoors,
for trees, for birds and flowers.

It is too much to hope that I shall keep up my success.
I don't ask for that.
All I shall do is my best and hope.

It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea
that others come first and you come second.
This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up.
Others matter more than you do,
so don't fuss, dear; get on with it.

Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake
does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.

My own life has been much more than a fairy tale.
I've had my share of difficult moments,
but whatever difficulties I've gone through,
I've always gotten the prize at the end.

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Not to live for the day,
that would be materialistic, but to treasure the day.
I realize that most of us live on the skin, on the surface
without appreciating just how wonderful it is
simply to be alive at all.

Opportunities don't often come along.
So, when they do, you have to grab them.

Success is like reaching an important birthday
and finding you're exactly the same.

When you have found it, you should stick to it.

Your heart just breaks, that's all.
But you can't judge, or point fingers.
You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.

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